Driving for work
About one-third of all road traffic collisions involve someone who is at work at the time, meaning up to 600 deaths every year and 450 serious injuries per week involve ‘at work’ drivers.
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all employees while they are at work. Road Safety GB urges employers to carry out risk assessments and develop effective policies for work-related driving activity, maintain company vehicles in a safe condition and not place inappropriate pressure on their drivers.
Employees should not be put at risk by driving long distances without time for appropriate breaks or be expected to use a mobile phone while driving. Employees should also have their driving day planned appropriately so that they have time to carry out their duties without breaking the speed limit or the need to drive carelessly or recklessly.